Canada Day

Canada Day long weekend fun in Ottawa

This year, Canada Day falls on a Monday, and as always, you can enjoy a long weekend of fun in Ottawa. This includes events such as a heritage fair, performing arts for kids, pro sports, multicultural and music festivals and much more! We’ve gathered some highlights below to inspire you in planning your “Canada Days” long weekend. And of course, leave some time to attend the official Canada Day programming including concerts and family-friendly fun, taking place on July 1!

Event highlights

Canada Day
Canada Day
Take part in the biggest Canada Day party in the country each year on July 1 in Canada’s capital region!
Canada Day
Canada Day Barrhaven
Head south to Barrhaven for this annual community-run Canada Day celebration, featuring fun activities for the entire family.
Sunset Ceremony at the RCMP Stables
RCMP Musical Ride Sunset Ceremonies
Watch the world-famous RCMP Musical Ride Mounties perform a free, time-honoured tradition in Canada’s capital, including complex and thrilling cavalry…

Long weekend inspiration

Tavern on the Falls
Great patios by Ottawa neighbourhood
Looking for the ultimate patio spot in Ottawa? Check out some of the best restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs with outdoor spaces, by neighbourhood.
Byward Market, strawberries
Shop local at Ottawa farmers' markets
Looking to buy seasonal produce, handmade items and unique local specialities? Visit one of the many daily or weekly farmers' markets in Canada's capital!
Bug Adventure
Special exhibits
Special exhibits are always plentiful at Ottawa-area museums.
Cycling in the Ottawa region
Planning to bike in Canada’s capital? Learn about gear rentals, fun tours, great events and picturesque routes within the city and nearby countryside.
ice cream
Best ice cream (and other frozen treats) in Ottawa
Looking for a cool treat on a hot summer day or year round? Check out some of the best ice cream (and delicious alternatives) that are made with love in Ottawa.
Cycling pathways Ottawa
Free or nearly free activities in spring, summer and fall in Ottawa
Free or almost free things to do in Ottawa in the spring, summer and fall seasons.

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